Thornbury Crime Overview

Thornbury is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire, and is the 72nd most dangerous overall out of Gloucestershire's 314 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Thornbury in 2020 was 43 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Gloucestershire's overall crime rate, coming in 8% lower than the Gloucestershire rate of 46 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Thornbury is the 292nd safest small town, and the 3,902nd most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In June 2020, Thornbury was the worst small town in Gloucestershire for other crime, with 4 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.30 per 1,000 inhabitants. March 2019 was also a bad month for Thornbury residents, when it was Gloucestershire's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.08 per 1,000 residents. Thornbury recorded 15 reports of criminal damage and arson during March 2019, making its crime rate of 1.1 the worst small town for criminal damage and arson in Gloucestershire that month.

The most common crimes in Thornbury are violence and sexual offences, with 230 offences during 2020, giving a crime rate of 17. This is 10% lower than 2019's figure of 253 offences and a difference of 1.72 from 2019's crime rate of 19. Thornbury's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2020, a decrease of 500% from 2019's figure of 6 crimes.

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Crime in Thornbury Compared To Gloucestershire

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Summary of Crimes in Thornbury This Year

 ThornburyGloucestershire 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour16812.6130,53933.12163% safer
Burglary221.652,9043.1591% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson1148.565,1605.6035% more dangerous
Drugs100.751,6541.79139% safer
Other Crime191.438370.9136% more dangerous
Other Theft453.383,6423.9517% safer
Possession of Weapons20.152980.32113% safer
Public Order846.314,1194.4729% more dangerous
Robbery10.083880.42425% safer
Shoplifting211.582,8023.0492% safer
Theft From the Person10.081860.20150% safer
Vehicle Crime261.953,1973.4778% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences23017.2716,82218.246% safer

Thornbury Compared to Nearby Small Towns

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Winterbourne35737.1416% safer
Dodington30637.7514% safer
Dursley29838.9511% safer
West Dean42139.3610% safer
Stonehouse33741.962.9% safer
Thornbury57543.16-
Coleford42146.116% more dangerous
Stoke Gifford95647.168% more dangerous
Lydney44347.209% more dangerous
Cirencester99550.5215% more dangerous
Yate1,14450.5315% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Thornbury

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Recent Crimes in Thornbury

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
August 2021Public orderOn or near Ladden CourtFurther action is not in the public interest
August 2021Public orderOn or near Finch CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The PaddocksUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near The PaddocksUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Other theftOn or near Eastbury CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Upper Bath RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Swallow ParkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queens WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Queens WalkUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near SupermarketUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Public orderOn or near Windrush CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windrush CourtAction to be taken by another organisation
August 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Windrush CourtAction to be taken by another organisation
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tanners CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tanners CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tanners CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tanners CourtUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tamar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Tamar CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
July 2021Other theftOn or near Park View AvenueUnable to prosecute suspect

Thornbury Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2017201820192020Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour21241713Safer
Burglary53.24.41.6Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson811109Safer
Drugs0.530.300.600.75Getting worse
Other Crime0.300.300.451.4Getting worse
Other Theft3.83.84.93.4Safer
Possession of Weapons-0.300.150.15Safer
Public Order4.465.06Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.080.230.450.08Safer
Shoplifting4.23.12.41.6Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.080.23-0.08Safer
Vehicle Crime4.42.12.22.0Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences13161917Getting worse

Changes In Thornbury's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Thornbury to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Thornbury43.16-
Barnet67.7136% more dangerous
Coventry77.4144% more dangerous
Croydon83.2248% more dangerous
Sheffield85.8150% more dangerous
Bristol86.2150% more dangerous
Leicester97.4456% more dangerous
Birmingham102.8758% more dangerous
Liverpool107.2860% more dangerous
Bradford133.0268% more dangerous
Leeds137.1069% more dangerous

Crime in Thornbury During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Thornbury change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in July, when Thornbury saw a 300% increase in shoplifting. Thornbury saw a large fall in burglary during March, when it fell by 80% compared to March in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-65%-42%+53%+19%-68%-76%--48%+288%+100%
Burglary-80%-75%-78%-80%---25%-75%+200%-
Criminal Damage and Arson+13%--67%-+20%-44%+267%+63%-18%+29%
Drugs------50%----
Other Crime-+100%+200%-------
Other Theft-17%-43%+25%+40%-60%-33%--67%--25%
Public Order--70%+10%-14%+75%-50%+100%+150%+100%-
Robbery----------
Shoplifting-63%-50%-50%-+300%--+300%-78%-67%
Vehicle Crime+100%-+200%--50%-----
Violence and Sexual Offences-57%+38%-+7%-16%+13%+27%+33%-11%-54%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Thornbury

What police force serves Thornbury?
Thornbury's local territorial police force is the Gloucestershire Constabulary.
How dangerous is Thornbury?
Thornbury is among the top 20 most dangerous small towns in Gloucestershire.
What is Thornbury's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Thornbury are violence and sexual offences.
What is the least common crime in Thornbury?
Thornbury's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

Last updated: 05 Oct 2021